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Bouvier des Flandres


The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.
- Konrad Lorenz

Bouvier des Flandres puppy

Amtrak's Brody

Bouvier des Flandres adult
 BISS Ch Amtrak's Hogans Heroe

The Bouvier des Flandres came from the Flanders region of Belgium. He was originally bred to herd and drive cattle to market and pull carts. 

Bouviers have been used as guard dogs, police dogs, and guide dogs for the blind. 

During World War I, this loyal and courageous dog carried messages across enemy lines and rescued the wounded. As a result of his bravery, the breed was nearly wiped out by the end of the war.

Standing not more than 27.5 inches tall at the shoulder, the Bouvier is a strong, powerfully built, rugged dog with a thick, harsh, double-coat. His coat ranges from fawn to black and requires regular brushing. 

The Bouvier is alert, responsive, agile, and spirited. He projects a calm and steady manner and loves the company of people. The Bouvier makes an excellent guard and watch dog as he is very protective of his family. Although he makes a gentle companion for children, especially when socialized early, he may be intolerant of children outside the family.

An intelligent dog, the Bouvier needs lots of space and prefers to be put to work. He needs a firm, strong leader and plenty of exercise. He does best in a rural environment. Due to his size, he is not suited to cramped quarters and should have a fenced backyard.


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 Bouvier des Flandres Club of Canada Inc.

Alberta Bouvier des Flandres Club

Club de Bouvier des Flandres du Quebec

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CKC Bouvier des Flanders Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Colleen Smith-Wilson, Amtrak Kennels Reg'd


British Columbia


Janice and Sandra Brind 
25159 19th Avenue
Aldergrove,  BC   V4W 2E6  
(604) 857-1001

Brocade Bouviers



Holly Morelli
Box 7 Site 19 RR#1
Red Deer, AB  T4N 5E1
(403) 588-7989 




Colleen Smith-Wilson
Beaverton, ON   L0K 1A0
(705) 426-9944

Amtrak Kennels Reg'd

Nova Scotia


Jeffery Hall
1771 Pockwock Road, Comp. 11
Hammonds Plains, NS  B4B 1P2
(902) 835-6496

Bapkek Bouviers

Hemsworth and Amirault
Chester, NS  B0J 1J0
(902) 499-8830 
Willy Walker Bouviers



Ontario Bouvier Rescue



Did you know?

During the excavations
at Pompeii which
was destroyed when 
Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, workers
found the body of a dog lying across a child, apparently trying to protect the youngster.

 Legend has it that he was wearing a medallion that noted that he had saved his young master three times.



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